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Thread: New Cutter Advice

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    New Cutter Advice

    My Olfa 60mm cutter has started leaving 3-4 uncut threads every time it's used,even with a new blade.So time for a new cutter. Have a couple other sizes,so has to be the 60mm size.
    What brand do you like & why? Does anyone use the Ergo? Safety is a factor.Thanks for your help.
    Pat C

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    Interesting. This is the same thing that happened to me this week...60 mm Olfa cutter, new blade, but leaves an uncut span of a few threads. I have to go over the cut every time. Is it really the cutter or could it be a defective blade?
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    I could be your mat that need replacing. A new blade should make the cutter almost like new. I rarely use a 60 mm cutter so not familiar with that size. I like the Olfa Ergo rotary cutter.
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    contact customer service at Olfa and ask their advice.

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    It could be a defective blade, but I would check the mat first. cut in an area that you normally don't use. or flip it over.
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    Is your mat older? I just had the same issue, but the mat I was using has seen its share of work over the years and I think the older mat affects the cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandrab64 View Post
    Interesting. This is the same thing that happened to me this week...60 mm Olfa cutter, new blade, but leaves an uncut span of a few threads. I have to go over the cut every time. Is it really the cutter or could it be a defective blade?
    I had a pkg of 5 blades recieved as a gift.Just put a new blade in last wk,still have one left. Need to cut a lot of small pieces & this having to go back over uncut threads is a pain.
    Pat C

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    I would tend to believe it is the cutting mat and not the blades

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    my mat is old with deep cuts, so i get the uncut threads all of the time. when i use my other mat, the blade works just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebeljane View Post
    I would tend to believe it is the cutting mat and not the blades
    Thanks all. I tried a new mat,didn't help,so has to be the blade.With a Joanns coupon,a new cutter makes sense.
    Pat C

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